Today’s question from Klout is:
What’s the easiest way to live blog an event and why?
My response (links added here):
What works for me is to live-tweet and then post a collection of tweets as a blog post (a service like Storify makes that easy to do). I like this approach because I can easily monitor or amplify (RT) what others say and also post pictures. Twitter also helps me keep updates short and snappy.
Some additional advice:
- Have a story arch: introduce the event, post (or paint) a picture of the setting, do your updates during the event, and also provide an acknowledgement of when the event ends.
- Provide a summary and highlights, not a transcript!
- Be generous with credit: live-blogging is a great way to build connections by highlighting interesting things that other people are saying and doing.
- Engage in dialogue with those following along.
- Don’t forget to update your live-blog post with relevant links to the event’s official website and other information that will provide useful context for someone who reads the post later.
What do you think makes a good live-blog? Any advice to others who want to live-blog an event